Istanbul to the Mediterranean Sea – Tour TR106

14 Days Turkey Coastal tour from Istanbul to the Mediterranean sea and beyond. See Istanbul, Canakkale, Troy Pergamum , Kusadasi, Ephesus, Sirince Hierapolis Pamukkale, Marmaris Koycegiz, Fethiye Antalya, Konya Cappadocia , Ankara, Safranbolu and Istanbul.
From Istanbul to the Mediterranean Sea

Highlights of Istanbul to the Mediterranean sea
  • Istanbul: Topkapi Palace, St Sophia, Blue Mosque
  • Gallipoli: Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine, the 57th regiment memorial and the war museum
  • Troy: Asklepion ancient hospital, City of Troy
  • Pergamum: Acropolis
  • Izmir: Library of Ephesus
  • Pamukkale: Hierapolis, Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis
  • Koycegiz and Fethiye: Boat cruise to turtle beach
  • Konya: Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai, Mausoleum of Mevlana
  • Cappadocia: Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme, Uchisar
  • Ankara: Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum
  • Istanbul:  Grand Bazaar
Day 01 Sat : Istanbul 

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
(For Sunday departures day 2 of Istanbul sightseeing occurs on day 14)

Day 02 Sun: Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace , St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Spice Market .The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)

Day 3 Mon: Istanbul – Canakkale

After breakfast at the hotel , drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove , Nek , Conk Bair , Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial and the war museum , cross the dardanelles .Overnight stay in Canakkale.(BD)

Day 4 Tue: Canakkale – Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi

After breakfast at the hotel drive to legendary to Troy ; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Then we cross the legendary Mount Ida and arrive at Pergamum. Here we visit the Acropolis and overnight in Kusadasi . (B,D)

Day 5 Wed : Kusadasi – Ephesus- Sirince – Kusadasi

On our short drive to visit Ephesus, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts. Such as hand-made carpets and leather. We continue to  Sirince where you be able to see one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You may be able to do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village. Return to Kusadasi for overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 6 Thu: Kusadasi – Hierapolis – Pamukkale 

After breakfast drive through the meander plain and cotton farms, arrive to Pamukkale, time to enjoy the beauty of lime cascade and visit ancient Hierapolis, Overnight Pamukkale. (BD)

Day 7 Fri: Pamukkale – Koycegiz and Fethiye

This morning we drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz. Here we take a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mud bath. Drive to Fethiye .Overnight Fethiye and Dinner (B,D)

Day 8 Sat: Fethiye – Kayakoy Greek village and Oludeniz –  Fethiye

Today we explore the quaint Greek village of Kayakoy. Afternoon we will drive you to Oludeniz you will have opportunity to swim then drive back to your hotel. Overnight Fethiye. (B)

Day 9 Sun:  Fethiye – Antalya

After breakfast, we drive to Demre. We take our boat to visit sunken city of Kekova. If the weather condition do not permit to make this tour we will visit St. Nicholas Church instead.  After our boat trip we will continue to Antalya. Dinner at your hotel Overnight Antalya.(BD)

Day 10: Mon Antalya (Aspendos) – Konya – Cappadocia

We have an early departure for Konya. We will stop enroute  at  the Aspendos ancient Theater. Upon arrival to Konya, we tour the monastery of the Mevlana Whirling Dervishes. Then we have an afternoon drive to Cappadocia via Seljuk. THis is a fine example of an ancient Silk Road caravanserai. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia (B,D)

Day 11: Tue Cappadocia

After breakfast full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar.. An optional and fun Turkish folklore evening with dinner is available tonight . Overnight in Cappadocia(B)

Day 12: Wed Cappadocia Ankara Safranbolu

Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available Morning departure for Safranbolu. On the wa stop by Ankara and visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum in Ankara. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We continue our drive and check in to our Safranbolu, the UNESCO world heritage town. The town is considered an open air museum. Tonight we stay at an old Ottoman mansion. (B,D)

Day 13: Thu Safranbolu Istanbul

Visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can test the fine sample of Turkish delight then continue to Istanbul. This afternoon we visit Grand Bazaar and then overnight in Istanbul. (B)

Day 14: Fri Istanbul

Breakfast. Transfer to airport . (B)
 

Price in USD Per Person

 

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Note: Tour operates with minimum 2 passengers

Istanbul to the Mediterranean Sea Includes:
  • Arrival transfer (Sabiha Gokcen Airport subject to surcharge)
  • Departure transfer 09:00 and 13:00 shuttles (only new airport)
  • Hotel Accommodation proposed as in the above list
  • Meals are as indicated in the itineraries with code letters: B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Professional tour guides throughout Turkey Programs
  • Luggage handling in the hotels
  • Local taxes
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Arrival and departure transfers (Sabiha Gokcen airport is subject to surcharge)
Istanbul to the Mediterranean Sea Excludes : 
  • Personal expenses
  • Customary gratuities to your guide and driver
Hotels Used  (5/4 star hotels)
  • Istanbul: Point Hotel TaksimIstanbul to the Mediterranean Sea
  • Canakkale: Kolin
  • Kusadasi: Charisma Deluxe
  • Pamukkale: Doga Thermal
  • Fethiye: Marina Boutique
  • Antalya: B.W. Khan
  • Cappadocia: Crown Plaza Nevsehir
  • Safranbolu: Imren Lokum Konagi
  • Istanbul Return: Kent (Old City)

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